Paul Pogba explains why he took the penalty vs. Leicester instead of Alexis Sanchez

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Paul Pogba said that United “don’t really have one penalty taker” after taking one of Alexis Sanchez in their 2-1 win over Leicester City on Friday.

The 25-year-old French World Cup winner converted the penalty early on in United’s Premier League opening-game win when it seemed that Alexis Sanchez would be the man to take it.

And, when asked about it after the game, Pogba explained to Sky Sports: “We don’t really have one. Even if the manager puts down the names, it’s about how we feel.

“I decided to take it – I was one of the names – but maybe next time I can leave it to Alexis, it’s not a problem.”

Jose Mourinho made it 18 opening day games without defeat as a manager and surprised many by handing Pogba the captain’s armband.

However, it was the Frenchman’s bizarre run-up that raised more eyebrows after the game.

On the strange penalty-taking technique, Pogba said: “It’s my style of taking penalties, I’ve always done it. I know it’s long, I know it can disturb the goalkeeper but the most important thing is for the ball to go in.

“If I miss, I know what I can hear after that.”

Man Utd will be hoping to make it two wins from two when they face Brighton away on Sunday the 19th of August.

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